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Voting for presidential election starts in Gandhinagar

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

Former chief minister Anandiben Patel was among the first to cast vote as voting for the presidential started at the state secretariat here today.

As the Assembly complex is undergoing renovation, the voting is taking place at Swarnim Sankul-2 complex inside the secretariat.

Anandiben Patel, who is the grom Ghatlodia in Ahmedabad, cast her vote.

candidate Ram Nath Kovind was here on Saturday to seek support of MLAs and MPs. candidate visited last month to launch her campaign from the iconic Sabarmati Ashram.

chief whip Balwantsinh Rajput said MLAs and MPs can also cast vote in

Meanwhile, rebel Nalin Kotadia said he will vote against the candidate to protest "atrocities" against members of the Patel community during the 2015 quota agitation.

Kotadia was suspended from the party recently.

The ruling has 122 MLAs in Gujarat, while the has 57, the two and the JD(U) one in the 182-member Assembly.

In the Lok Sabha, all 26 MPs from the state belong to the

president Amit Shah, the from Naranpura constituency in Ahmedabad, will cast his vote in Delhi, party sources said.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 11:28 IST